Covid-19 is a respiratory illness in people and animals that can spread from one person to another when an infected person’s sneeze or cough droplets come into contact with others. It can as well spread when a person touches a contaminated surface such as door handle, eyes, nose or mouth.
Unlike other diseases, covid-19 has signs and symptoms similar to those of the common cold though very dangerous and if not reported early and managed by Health workers, can cause severe illness in humans and eventually lead to death.
Everyone is at great risk. However, severe symptoms and death appear more frequently among older people with underlying health conditions such as renal failure, lung or heart diseases etc.
Covid-19 signs and symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, running nose, difficulty in breathing and can be prevented by avoiding close contact with people who are visibly sick, avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands, wash your hands often with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds, cover your mouth and stay home.
The outbreak of covid-19 largely affected so many areas in Uganda as the pandemic called for immediate country lock down to reduce on the rapid spread of corona virus. Eventually, this exposed so many areas to great need of support from donors. Some of the affected areas include:
Orphanages in Uganda are among the many areas that have been affected by covd-19 situation. Some of the donors that used to support children in orphanages reduced on their funds while others completely stopped donating to the poor kids hence the need to donate to these children immediately after the pandemic.
Another area to donate too post covid-19 in Uganda are the rural based schools. The first step the government of Uganda took was to close down the schools and send all the children back home.
Street children are also part of the people that deserve donations after covid-19. These children lack food, clothes, shelter and education as they keep roaming from one street to another to find something to feed their hungry stomachs.
Not forgetting hospitals in Uganda. It has been witnessed that during the covid-19 pandemic, hospitals have been flooded with covid-19 victims and have put most of their resources to use to ensure proper health for every person in the country hence the need to be considered for donations post covid-19.
Churches in Uganda should additionally be included in areas that deserve being donated too post covid-19. This is due to church needs that include purchasing sacramental wine and hosts that are usually funded by church people who that are currently facing economic breakdown.
We can make a change by what we give to those in need. Let us kindly join efforts to support the widely affected areas during covid-9.